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Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}

A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink! This non-alcoholic mojito recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. There is so much flavor from the healthy ingredients in this mojito mocktail and they’re super easy to make for a crowd.

Two glasses of a virgin mojito with lime and mint on a white board

When my cousin got married they served mojitos at the reception. I got one for my mom and took a few sips of it on the way back to the table. I don’t drink but I found the mojito incredibly smooth and delicious. 

That’s when someone at my table informed me they were virgin mojitos. And just like that, my new summer drink was born.

And if you just need something super refreshing, try a pitcher of Cucumber and Mint Water. Check out this post on Mocktails for Kids and Adults for more inspiration.

What Ingredients Are in a Virgin Mojito Recipe?

lime, mint, and ice on a white board with a citrus squeezer for making a mojito mocktailFresh lime juice makes this drink bright and flavorful, but you can totally cheat if you want to make pitchers for a crowd, or just don’t feel the desire to squeeze limes.

Using a quality limeade is a great substitute for the lime juice and the simple syrup combo. Use 1/4 cup of limeade in lieu of the fresh lime and honey syrup.

When I buy limeade I love Newman’s Own brand because it tastes fresh and has a great lime flavor.

We use plain sparkling water that we make in our Soda Stream, but feel free to use your favorite sparkling water. Want to use a flavored sparkling water? Go for it! I would stick with lime or lemon, but that’s just me.

Technically you could also use ginger ale or a lemon-lime flavored soda in lieu of the sparkling water, but I’m in the camp of “why add more sugar when it isn’t needed”.

How Long Can You Store the Simple Syrup?

If you want to make the Honey Simple Syrup ahead of time, you can store it in the fridge for up to four weeks.

How to Make a Virgin Mojito?

  1. Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together. Muddling = mushing them up and crushing the leaves to release the flavor and oils the mint. Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon. Or a set of brass knuckles. To each their own. 
  2. Add the honey simple syrup.
  3. Add the sparkling water.
  4. Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit (see Variations below). Process shots for making virgin mocktail recipe

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes:

  • Need to make more or less of the recipe? Click and slide the “servings” number on the recipe card and the ingredients will adjust as needed. 
  • If you want to make this for a crowd, pulse the fresh mint in a food processor with a splash of water, or roughly chop it with a knife. Muddling the mint in each individual glass would be a giant pain in the butt.
  • Sub in 1/4 cup limeade instead of fresh lime juice and honey simple syrup.
  • If you want to make this mojito mocktail an “adult” drink, add 2 oz white rum when you add the sparkling water.Virgin mojitos, mint, and a bowl of ice on a white background

Variations on this Virgin Mojito Recipe:

Please, please, please feel free to add fresh fruit or veg to this virgin mojito recipe. Things like:

Glass filled with a virgin mojito recipe with lime and mint


Two glasses of virgin mojitos with lime and mint on a white board
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5 from 15 votes

Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
A refreshing mix of lime and mint, this Virgin Mojito Recipe will be your new favorite drink. This mojito mocktail recipe will be a hit with kids and adults alike. 


  • 10 mint leaves, large or 15 small
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp honey simple syrup
  • sparkling water
  • ice optional
  • lime slices optional


  • Place mint leaves and lime juice in a glass and muddle them together for 1 minute. 
  • Add the honey simple syrup.
  • Add the sparkling water.
  • Garnish with lime slices, a sprig of mint, and/or fresh fruit.
Nutrition Facts
Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 12.2mg15%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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49 comments on “Virgin Mojito Recipe {Mojito Mocktail}”

  1. Thanks very incredible recipe!

  2. I made the recipe yesterday and, really it was a hit (we were 8). I was wondering, would this work with other citruses like lemon or orange?

    • So glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      I suppose it would work with other citrus, but I’m personally not a fan of mint and orange (if you’ve ever had OJ after brushing your teeth, you may be able to relate). If you give it a try, please let me know!

      • Haha, I relate, I wouldn’t eat or drink after brushing my teeth for like an hour. I tried a virgin mojito while I was in Athens last week, it was in a super cool rooftop called “The 360 degrees bar” and they made a lime and orange mojito (virgin) and I guess the slight acidity of the lime helped to kind of mitigate the minty mouth effect. I’m not a food scientist or anything, just a regular home cook and foodie, if I’m wrong, please tell me!

      • I too am just a home cook and foodie, but I would be interested to know the answer myself!

      • Ok, so it is actually the lime that eliminates the minty mouth effect. Wow so acidity is actually a key factor in so much dishes!

  3. This sounds like a sorbet I’d eat the hell out of. Any idea what I should do to turn this into a successful sorbet?

  4. I made this for my wife and her girlfriends last weekend and they loved it! Great flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. Thank you for posting the recipes ๐Ÿ™‚